Tuesday, September 21, 2010

EASY Shrimp Alfredo


Here's a tasty recipe you can quickly toss together after a busy day at work.
It's also the perfect meal to serve a gang of hungry teens.
My son's friends gobbled this up and

did I mention it's EASY??!!

My brother-in-law Randy made this for a large group when our families rented
a vacation house on a lake.
It was DELICIOUS and not a big bother to make.


So I call this recipe:

Randy's Shrimp Alfredo
(serves 8 people)

I buy several bags of the frozen cooked shrimp when it goes on super-duper sale.
I always have some in the freezer.
1 bag of frozen shrimp, thawed and tails removed

2 jars Classico (I use Four Cheese Flavor) Alfredo Sauce
Spoonful of minced garlic from jar
1/2 tea. dried oregano
Dried parsley
Grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1 lb. of spaghetti, boiled and drained

I have made Alfredo sauce from scratch, but Randy taught me the Classico sauce from the jar is
so yummy with his spruce-up tricks...I no longer bother.
That's what makes this recipe so QUICK to make.

Put spaghetti on to boil according to package directions.

Run the frozen shrimp under cold water to thaw.


Remove the tails by pinching the very end and pulling them off.


Melt a bit of butter in a large Dutch oven pan over medium/high heat and
saute the shrimp.
The shrimp is already cooked, so you're only heating it through.
Takes only a few minutes.


The shrimp shrinks and loses a lot of water.


Drain the shrimp and return it to the pan.

Add a spoonful of minced garlic and saute for about a minute.


REMOVE PAN FROM BURNER
and reduce heat to low.

Add the jars of Alfredo sauce.
If you leave the pan on the burner, the sauce will immediately bubble up and splatter all over
you and your stove!


Add the dried oregano.


Cover the pan and return to the burner to simmer until heated through.


Once spaghetti is cooked and drained,
stir it in with the sauce.


Sprinkle with a little dried parsley
and grated fresh Parmesan cheese.

I LOVE fast and easy meals
especially when they are delectable.

4 comments:

  1. You never run out of idea when it comes to cooking, Jill. I love this simple quick cooking recipe. ♥

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  2. This is by far the BEST!!! I am a wife and mother of three who attends nursing school full time and works. I made this a few months back and my husband and kids could not get enough; last night my husband comes home and asked for this exact meal!!!! SOOOOOO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. So good and so easy!!! I added a great salad and garlic bread.Its the perfect meal!!!

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  4. After reading your post I also start feeling like it's so easy to make shrimp alfredo because you have explained all the steps beautifully. The best part of this post is pictorial representation and I enjoy it lot.
    One more shrimp alfredo recipe which I would like to share and you can reach that recipe here - http://www.knorr.com/recipes/detail/46989/1/knorr-creamy-shrimp-alfredo

    Thanks

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